Bayern extend winning streak under Heynckes

- Agence France-Presse, BERLIN

Oct 23, 2017-

Corentin Tolisso got the winner as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich squeezed past 10-man Hamburg 1-0 to draw level with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table on Saturday.

Both sides have 20 points, but goal difference keeps the Bavarians second behind Dortmund, who earlier threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. Hamburg played for 50 minutes with 10 men after defender Gideon Jung was shown a straight red card for scything down Kingsley Coman. 

Bayern’s new coach Jupp Heynckes, back for a fourth stint in charge after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked, rested several stars for next week’s double-header against RB Leipzig—on Wednesday in the German Cup and next Saturday in the league. Captain Thomas Mueller came on for the start of the second half, set up Tolisso for the winning goal but went off after 55 minutes with a thigh injury. 

Earlier, Dortmund were left fuming in Frankfurt after surrendering a two-goal lead as another mistake by goalkeeper Roman Burki triggered 

the hosts’ fightback. Dortmund are winless in their last three games including a 1-1 draw at Cypriot side APOEL on Tuesday in the Champions League.

  Goals by Nuri Sahin and Maximilian Philipp either side of the break put Dortmund 2-0 up, but Eintracht roared back with two goals in four second-half minutes. Sebastien Haller slotted home a penalty on 64 minutes—after Burki had brought down Ante Rebic—before midfielder Marius Wolf levelled shortly after.

RB Leipzig followed their midweek Champions League victory over Porto with a 1-0 win at VfB Stuttgart. Midfielder Marcel Sabitzer netted the winner midway through the first half. Bayer Leverkusen are ninth after a stunning 5-1 romp at Borussia Moenchengladbach. 

Michael Gregoritsch’s long-range shot gave Augsburg a first-half lead at home against Hanover 96, but substitute Niclas Fuellkrug scored two second-half goals as the visitors came back to win 2-1.

 

Bundesliga results

Leipzig 1-0 Stuttgart

Gladbach 1-5 Leverkusen

Eintracht 2-2 Dortmund

Augsburg 1-2 Hanover

Hamburg 0-1 Bayern

Published: 23-10-2017 09:04

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